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Project by Greg posted 04-20-2019 12:33 PM 852 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parents went to Ireland and came back with a picture of a chair that my dad asked if I could make. From the research I did, I found it was called a traditional Irish Chair. Made from cherry.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people





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Calmudgeon

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#1 posted 04-20-2019 01:07 PM

That’s one sturdy looking chair. Neat design.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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mahdee

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#2 posted 04-20-2019 02:30 PM

Can’t be an Irish chair without a beer holder :). It looks beautiful especially made with cherry.

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Coastwise

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#3 posted 04-20-2019 03:40 PM

That is an interesting piece. The heavy elements are it’s appeal. Nice work.

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#4 posted 04-20-2019 03:42 PM

Looks great, not sure it would be all that comfortable?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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mahdee

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#5 posted 04-20-2019 11:53 PM



Looks great, not sure it would be all that comfortable?

- Andre


I think they are very comfortable. I have made something similar using my wife’s profile and everyone who sits on it express the chair forcing their back to sit in a therapeutic way.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Greg

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#6 posted 04-21-2019 01:58 AM

I agree that the chair doesn’t look too comfortable but I was pleasantly surprised by the feel.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people

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swirt

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#7 posted 04-21-2019 03:27 AM

I like it. It has a nice look.

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#8 posted 04-21-2019 06:03 AM

Great work…I like that rough massive design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TEK73

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#9 posted 04-21-2019 08:42 AM

Very nice!
How did you make the bow in the back?

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 04-23-2019 04:41 PM



Very nice!
How did you make the bow in the back?

- TEK73


Great Irish chair.
One of the comments said he got the bow in the back by having his wife sit in it.

-- James E McIntyre

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TEK73

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#11 posted 04-23-2019 07:49 PM


Very nice!
How did you make the bow in the back?

- TEK73

Great Irish chair.
One of the comments said he got the bow in the back by having his wife sit in it.

- James E McIntyre

I was more thinking about how he actually made it.
Like if he for example bendt a originally straight pice or what he did.
Just qurious

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 04-25-2019 12:16 AM


Very nice!
How did you make the bow in the back?

- TEK73

Great Irish chair.
One of the comments said he got the bow in the back by having his wife sit in it.

- James E McIntyre

I was more thinking about how he actually made it.
Like if he for example bendt a originally straight pice or what he did.
Just qurious

- TEK73

I guess we’ll never know. But for now I’m sticking with the wife theory.

-- James E McIntyre

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Greg

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#13 posted 04-29-2019 11:24 PM



Very nice!
How did you make the bow in the back?

- TEK73

I cut the bow into the back. I took one 9/4 thick board and glue two shorter pieces on each end to accommodate the profile, cut it on the band saw, and sanded smooth.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people

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